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My Outlaw Brother


Published 1951


Mickey Rooney plays a young New Yorker who heads to the southwest to find his brother, only to find out that his former idol has changed significantly.


Run time 82 min.
Producer Benedict Bogeaus
Production Company Benedict Bogeaus Production
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
Contact Information www.k-otic.com

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Reviewer: Dark Moon - - January 8, 2012
Subject: That link, again?

Here's a link to the IMDb page mentioned in another review. The reviews posted there seem pretty much to say it all, enough to help You Decide whether or not to Watch it.

Oh yeah, and the place to get stuff like misplaced uploads fixed is in the forums. A "please move" request posted to Feature Films is what got this one moved.

[Update, now that I've seen the film:] Like Snow Leopard writes on IMDb, it's the cast that makes this work. And an unusual cast it is, playing in a western. First, there's Mickey Rooney as the feisty, spit-fire New York (can't remember if he's from Brooklyn or the Bronx) Irishman who's never been outside the city before, but who finds himself in a whole other world of saloons and cattle drives when he goes searching for his brother "Out West" in Texas. At the beginning of the film, the rest of the cast treat him like the kid who accidentally wanders onto the set while the "real men" are filming a western.

Then there's Robert Preston, who plays the Texas Ranger who is also looking for this brother. Whenever I see a frontal shot of his face, I see him in a suit and bow tie, chanting 'You got trouble, folks, right here in River City! Trouble with a capital "T" and that rhymes with "P" and that stands for pool!!', for to me he will always and forever be Prof. Harold Hill, the confidence trickster in The Music Man. True to some of his other roles, he is full of wisecracks in this film, which almost sound like his own ad-libs.

Finally, there is a very young Robert Stack, who plays the brother who has gone bad and joined an outlaw band. I remember him playing tough guys in many action films in the 1950's through 1980's, none which were westerns.

These three carry the film by portraying their characters convincingly enough to pull the viewer into the story. The rest of the cast do their bit, particularly Wanda Hendrix, who plays Robert Stack's love interest. The result, IMO, is a better western than the usual output from poverty row studios like Monogram and PRC.
Reviewer: doowopbob - - January 2, 2011
Subject: ....Is To Laugh..
In this epic, Mickey Looks like a leftover from the Terror of Tiny Town..!..As for the movie..it's one of those "cross the border" cheapos..many on the downslide made to pay the rent. Rooneys career would stall for a couple of decades..before Pete's Dragon put him back in gear..80 years in show biz..AMAZING..!
Reviewer: elmagno - - January 1, 2011
Subject: Watch it and You Decide
IMDB has this rated at 5.3 out of 10. Your mileage may vary.
Reviewer: realthog - - July 22, 2009
Subject: uploaded to wrong section
This is not an open source movie and should not be here. It should instead be placed in the Feature Films section here: http://www.archive.org/details/feature_films

Misclassification of movies is destroying the usefulness of the Archive.
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